© 2000 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title:||Works Of Toru Takemitsu|
|CD Label:||SLC, Inc.|
|Music by:||Toru Takemitsu|
|Number of tracks:||14|
|Number of discs:||1|
|Year of release/manufacture:||1996|
April 11, 2000
Toru Takemitsu did the soundtrack music to Akira Kurosawa's "RAN" movie. I really enjoyed that soundtrack (and the movie) and bought this CD hoping to hear similar music by this composer. Alas, as with the other two CD's in this "Works Of....." series that I own, I was disappointed.
What disappointed me was that this music is nothing like what I was expecting. It sounds fine and is an enjoyable CD to listen to but it's kind of bland and more like elevator background music than something that will grab your interest and compel you to listen. I sincerely doubt I'll buy any more CD's in this composer series since 3 out of 3 have now left me disappointed. Do I recommend this CD? Only if you want some pleasant background music to listen to.
Works Of Toru Takemitsu 1. Dodesukaden [Clickety-Clack] Part I Part II Part III 2. Moetsukita Chizu [The Map Burned to Ashes] 3. Jose Tress [Jose Torres] Part I Part II Part III 4. Taiheiyo Hitoribocchi [Alone on the Pacific] Part I Part II Part III 5. Kaseki [The Fossil] Part I Part II Part III 6. Nihon No Seishun [Hymn to a Tired Man] 7. Gishiki [The Ceremony] Part I Part II 8. Natsu No Imouto [Dear Summer Sister] 9. Akanegumo [Clouds at Sunset] 10. Hanare Goze Orin [Banished] Part I Part II Part III 11. Izu No Odoriko [The Izu Dancer] 12. Taiyo No Kariudo [The Sun Hunter] Part I Part II Part III 13. Sharaku [The Painter *1] The Youth Series 14. Furyo Shonen [Bad Boys] *1 The IMDb does not list an English title for this movie, the Japanese title of which is "Sharaku". (FYI- Sharaku was a famous Japanese woodprint artist during the Edo period of Japanese history.)